BT fibre optic broadband coming to 41 market towns

Wednesday, January 12th 2011
The telecoms giant will bring the technology to 41 towns by spring 2012.
BT fibre optic broadband coming to 41 market towns
BT has announced 41 market towns across Britain will get access to its fibre optic broadband service over the coming months.

Residents and businesses in these areas, which are mostly located in England but also include some parts of Scotland and Wales, will benefit from download speeds of up to 40Mbps by spring 2012, when the work is due to be completed.

According to the telecoms giant, the initiative will bring super-fast broadband to 300,000 properties, although it admitted a minority of premises in these locations will not be hooked up due to economic and technical constraints.

Chief executive of BT Openreach Steve Robertson said: "The inclusion of 41 market towns in our rollout plan firmly demonstrates our commitment to finding solutions for local communities."

Earlier this month, the company revealed six rural areas will be included in its fibre broadband deployment schedule after they finished top in the Race to Infinity campaign.

This scheme involved a vote to determine which parts of the UK had the highest level of demand for the technology.

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